Latest Industry News

Washington State Expands List of Chemicals for Children’s Safe Products Reporting Rule

October 9, 2017 Industry News
As required by Washington law, chemicals on the list have either been found in children’s products or have been documented to be present in human tissue (blood, breast milk, etc.). However, the mere presence of these chemicals in children’s products does not necessarily indicate that there is a risk of exposure.

ECHA’s RAC Finalizes Recommendation for Titanium Dioxide Dust Inhalation

October 9, 2017 Industry News
The European Chemicals Agency's Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) opinion will face additional scrutiny and potential clarifications as it moves through the formal consideration process, culminating in a final decision by European Commission officials in the first quarter of 2018.

Cal Poly Raises $1.1 Million to Fund Expansion of Coatings Facilities

October 8, 2017 Industry News
Cal Poly's Western Coatings Technology Center connects the university’s Polymers and Coatings Program to partners in industry. Through the center, Cal Poly offers intensive short courses, testing services, contract research, and other collaborative opportunities to the paint and coatings industry.

California Governor Expected to Sign Chemical Disclosure Bill

September 26, 2017 Industry News
If enacted, the measure that was passed by the California Senate and Assembly earlier this month, would require companies to identify on labels and online information the chemical ingredients found in cleaning products; that is, household and institutional products, and automotive care products, but not industrial products or cosmetics.

ACA Responds to Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Report

September 26, 2017 Industry News
Washington State is requiring that copper used as a biocide in anti-fouling boat paint be phased out for recreational use (vessels under 65 ft.) by 2020.

Ohio Proposes Amendments to Universal Waste Rule

September 26, 2017 Industry News
Ohio EPA is in the process of adopting universal waste regulations for paint and paint-related wastes largely based on Texas' universal waste rules.

ACA Joins Coalition Supporting TSCA Rulemaking Process

September 12, 2017 Industry News
ACA worked with Congress throughout the legislative process to modernize TSCA — which culminated in passage and enactment of The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act — and is very concerned about this challenge to the TSCA rules.

Hurricane Harvey Affects Gasoline Production, Pricing

September 12, 2017 Industry News
EIA reports that as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the decreased supply of petroleum products available to ship, Colonial Pipeline briefly curtailed operations and shipped products intermittently before resuming operations at reduced rates of flow on Sept. 6.

BWM Global Treaty to Halt Invasive Aquatic Species Now in Effect

September 12, 2017 Industry News
The IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention seeks to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species by requiring ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments.

SCAQMD Rulemaking for Industrial Adhesives and Sealants Progresses

September 12, 2017 Industry News
Industrial applications of adhesives and sealants are subject to air quality regulations in the states and local air districts in California. There is no national rule for industrial adhesives and sealants. Rule 1168 remains the most stringent regulation for industrial adhesive applications, and it has been embraced by the Green Building community as the "standard" for adhesives and sealants in the construction of new buildings.